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Champions for Health

This award refers to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) sponsored "Champion for Health" award. It consists of an engraved silver medallion awarded to the owner, and a $100 donation to the AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKC/CHF) in the name of the honored dog. It is intended that the award be announced and presented at the club's annual awards banquet. Nominations for this award must show "significant achievements in the ring, in the field, or as producers and hold all appropriate health clearances." For more information see the Health Information Center page.


The GPCA Health Committee is proud to announce

the 12th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award:

GChS Pyrless Brynjulf Don't Dare Me, CGC, CGCA, TKN, ATD, TDI

Owner:  Cindy Pearce  Breeder: Valerie Seeley.


The GPCA Health Committee is proud to announce

the 11th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award:

GCHS Euzkalzales Legacy of Hope, HOF, TDI

Owner: Wendy Olson Breeders: Wendy Olson and Terry Denny Combs

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


The 10th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2018:

GCHS Rivergroves Name of the Game

Owner: Jean Boyd Breeders: Mckee Cox & Jean Boyd

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


The 9th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2017:

GCHS Pyrless & Ashby She's All That! HOF

Owner: Sue Blevins Breeders: Valerie Seeley & Sue Blevins

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


There were no nominations received for the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2016.


The 8th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2015:

CH Tip'n Chip's Mustang Sally, HOF

Owners: Judy Cooper & Joe Gentzel Breeders: Judy Cooper and Laurie Gottschalk

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


The 7th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2014:

GCH Pyrless No-Brainer HOF HOF

Owners: Sean & Rebecca Garvin Breeder: Valerie Seeley


The 6th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2013:

GCH Rivergroves Trump This!

Owner: Jean Boyd Breeders: Jean Boyd, Marcia Stewart, McKee Cox

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


The 5th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2012:

CH Valle D'Aspe Scandalous Affair, HOF, CD, BN, RAEVX, HIT

Breeder/Owners: Jo Stubbs & Chea Michaels

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


The 4th Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2011:

GCH Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage, RA, DD, CGC, HOF HOF

Owner: Nancy Wood Taber Breeders: Karla Smith & Laurie Gottschalk

Ch for Health 2011


The 3rd Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2010:

CH Euzkalazales Heart Of A Soldier, HOF, RN, TDI, VX

Owners: Wendy Olson & Terry Denny Combs Breeder: Terry Denny Combs

Ch for Health 2009


The 2nd Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2009:

CH Impyrial's Love American Style

Owners: Amy Kiell-Green, F & C Mascuch, K Justin & V Coffman Breeders: Karen Justin & Victoria, Carolyn & Donna Coffman

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA


The 1st Great Pyrenees to receive the OFA Champion for Health Award in 2008:

CH Rivergroves Kendall Jackson, HOF HOF

Owners: Maria Steward & Jean Boyd Breeders: Jean Boyd & Lisa Scalia.

Ch. Calurian Ailo Mountain Sage RA